Wanda the Golden Eagle, seen here at Wind River Veterinary Services in Lander, Wyoming, is part of a federally-licensed and unique lead toxicity rehabilitation program.
Wind River Raptors is licensed by the federal government and by the state of Wyoming as a premiere raptor rescue and rehabilitation Center.
Due to the delicate nature of raptor rehabilitation, no admission to the facility is allowed unless approved in advance.
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Wind River Raptors
Lander, WY 82520
Wind River Raptors is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to rescue, rehabilitation, education, and conservation. We depend on the interest and generosity of people who wish to save wild birds of prey and to educate future generations about the stewardship needed to maintain these magnificent birds. To learn more, click MORE.
Wind River Raptors
PO Box 1518
Lander Wyoming 82520
This female Golden Eagle (Wanda) was found near Flaming Gorge, Wyoming, sitting by the road. She had been struck by a car and had a fractured left humerus and left orbital (eye) socket. This large bird was too tough to give up, and she ran up and down the road eating carrion, specifically dead prairie dogs. Unfortunately she ingested a tremendous amount of lead and started to suffer from severe lead toxicity.
Denny Foss was driving by and saw her and contacted us. We sprang into action and drove to meet Wyoming Game and Fish, who was on site, to retrieve the Golden Eagle. After triage and treatment, we consulted with Teton Raptor Center and transferred Wanda to them for additional treatment. On Christmas Eve 2016, Wanda was returned to Wind River Raptors and is part of a unique, federally licensed lead toxicity rehabilitation study. Although she is progressing well physically, it is still unclear if Wanda will be able to survive on her own in the wild with her specific disabilities. Stay tuned!
Foss is now a volunteer and sponsor with Wind River Raptors, and he named this bird.
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Wind River Raptors is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating birds of prey that have been injured. To learn more about our rescue operation and facilities and how you can become involved, click MORE.
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